Dallas Braces Itself for a Titanic Tornado Downtown: ‘This Is Not a Far-fetched Scenario'

On a picture-perfect Thursday, Dallas officials contemplated a worst-case weather scenario: a monster tornado laying waste to downtown.The EF-4 tornado simulation at the Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management was the largest severe weather exercise ever conducted in North Texas, County Judge Clay Jenkins said."Failing to plan is planning to fail," Jenkins said, "and so we do these practices so that we're ready for the real thing." Dallas officials rehearsed the scenario with dozens of members from the National Weather Service, Federal Emergency Management Agency, the American Red Cross and other agencies.  Continue reading...

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